Issue:  Vol. 47 / No. 7 / 16 February 2017
 
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LGBT SF synagogue welcomes refugees

Pulling out his cellphone, Sergo Adamian quickly hit play on a YouTube video that captured the sea of men attacking a van with LGBT rights activists inside, including him, as it moved through a street in Tbilisi, the capital of the Republic of Georgia. (read more)

Sheriff provides trans housing update

San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessy is asking for body scanners so that transgender inmates in jail can be searched electronically rather than relying on sheriff's deputies to examine people. (read more)

'Berlin Patient' HIV-free for 10 years

Ahead of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle, the man formerly known as the "Berlin Patient" marked 10 years of being HIV-free. (read more)

Center bursts forth in color

Workers loaded a truck with the final bit of scaffolding from the San Francisco LGBT Community Center Monday, February 13 to reveal a bright new lavender color scheme. (read more)

ADAP problems persist throughout CA

California officials still haven't fixed problems with the state's AIDS Drug Assistance Program, months after issues with the system emerged. (read more)

SF honors Peron for medical cannabis work

More than 100 friends of Dennis Peron's came to San Francisco City Hall Tuesday afternoon to thank the ailing gay activist credited with founding the medical marijuana movement. (read more)

Pride shooter gets prison

The man who shot another man at San Francisco's June 2015 LGBT Pride celebration is expected to spend more than six years in state prison after he pleaded guilty to charges in the case. (read more)

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Theatre - Getting Bootycandy

When he was in the third grade and an ink pen burst in his pants, his classmates told him he was having his period. (read more)

Film - Savvy British offerings

In any given month, the calendar is packed with local film events, many of them very good, but the Mostly British Film Festival, established about a decade ago by former Chronicle movie editor Ruthe Stein, seems to get better every year. (read more)

Out There - Opera on the radio

The San Francisco Opera and Bay Area classical radio station KDFC continue their monthly broadcasts of performances captured during SF Opera's Fall 2016 Season, including the world premiere of Bright Sheng and David Henry Hwang 's Dream of the Red Chamber. (read more)

Out & About - Blips

What to say about the enthusiastic crop of arts events this week? Go, see, because before you know it, that award-winning play will close, a beloved singer's tour moves on. (read more)

Theatre - Cruelty in Kabul

Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns is a multi-generational novel that, unless you're pulling a Nicholas Nickleby, needs to be streamlined to become a manageable stage work. (read more)

Theatre - Puppet mayhem

The question may be the same, but the deliveries couldn't be more different. (read more)

Books - Winter reading list 2017

There are some long, dark, cold nights ahead of us, and books are a tried-and-true means of escape when the world outside is unwelcoming. (read more)

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